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    Default Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    I read some advice here on how to use it, but I want to get different opinions so I can try them and see whats best.

    That said, I got some specific questions...

    1. When do you use it? On days you wash/co-wash your hair? Or do you use it on "off days" too?

    2. Leave on or wash them after some time?

    3. Is it purely to help moisturize your hair or some of you use it as a styling agent? Like gel,etc?

    4. MANY THANKS!

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    Default Re: Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    I just stroke a tiny amount through my hair while it is damp after it has been washed, and that 's it. Or I will do a heavier oiling before dying my hair to protect it. You can also do a heavy oiling and sleep with it if you like before washing out the oil the next day - to get the oil out, cover your hair with conditioner for about an hour, then wash /condition etc as normal and the oil will come out and your hair will be soft and shiny. Hope this helps, Christmasfnatic. Enjoy your coconut oil.
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    I use it as pre-poo. I cover my hair and scalp with it, cover with a shower cap, put my heating cap for 30 min or so, then wash!

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    Default Re: Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    I use it as a pre-poo overnight treatment, end sealer when I wash my hair, and randomly on off days on top of some sort of moisture-product. I only use it as a styler for braids, to make them sleek. But since you haven't tried it out before, I would start with a very tiny amount (less than a pea-sized dollop) on dry hair, so that you can get a feel for it, and see how it goes from there.
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    I like it on my ends if they are feeling dry, love it as a prewash oil, I even use it as lotion, in chapstick, in the kitchen, pretty nuch everywhere. It's taking over!
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    Default Re: Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    I use mine either as a pre-wash treatment (for this, I saturate my dry hair with the coconut oil, leave it on overnight then CWC it out the next day) or in a deep treatment (mixed with other oils, conditioners etc and apply on damp hair, leave for a couple hours, then CWC out)

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    Default Re: Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    I use it as a pre-wash treatment. I put it on dry hair and leave it from a few hours to overnight. Then I CWC it out. I also put a bit on wet hair after I wash it. And if at any point between washes my hair feels dry I just put a bit!

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    Default Re: Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    Thanks! By the way, do you wet your hair first before applying or not?

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    Default Re: Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    I don't wet my hair before applying it. I don't think I would be able to tell if I got it everywhere if it were wet. I have put a tiny amount in damp hair after I got out of the shower though. And I mean tiny...Like just a drop or two to help smooth down my frizz.

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    Default Re: Finally Bought Virgin Coconut Oil. What Next?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeloo View Post
    I use it as pre-poo. I cover my hair and scalp with it, cover with a shower cap, put my heating cap for 30 min or so, then wash!
    I just slathered some cheapie conditioner on dry hair, added a generous amount of coconut oil to my ends, then more conditioner. I added a plastic cap and then a heat cap. I'll surf on the computer for a while, and then CO it all out later.

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